click to show more information

click to hide/show information About your Search

20130115
20130123
STATION
CSPAN 44
LANGUAGE
English 44
Search Results 0 to 43 of about 44 (some duplicates have been removed)
while reasserting american global energy leadership. even balancing the budget will be easier with this initiative. congress and the administration should begin conversation about a broad-based carbon tax. this would give the right signals on energy sources and use. it could raise money to reduce the deficit, restore our infrastructure, speed and finance conservation. there are a number of other commonsense steps that would make progress on carbon pollution and energy conservation goals more significant. the epa should stop dragging its feet permitting old coal plants to continue to spew forth toxic waste, harming the environment and the health of our citizens. it is past time the clean air act reinforced. make sure there are proper safeguards for the cracking technology. make sure this reservoir of inexpensive gas does not undercut the addition of renewables to our energy portfolio. solar, wind, geothermal. dership on these technologies for a balanced energy portfolio and ultimately to reduce our carbon footprint. at each step, we should be looking to enhance energy conservat
by the party opposite that energy companies will have to put people on the lowest tariffs. that is a record we can be proud of. >> steve basic. >> mr. speaker -- [inaudible] my constituency is enb during a hideous regulatory fast thanks to the health and safety executive and the european union. the british economy is very reliant on smallnd medium businesses far less able to cope with bad regulation particularly when it's badly administer inside the u.k. >> my honorable friend is absolutely right. businesses large andsml are complaining about the burden of regulation. not just the burden of regular ration from europe -- regulation from europe, but more generally. and that ishy we should be fighting in europe for a more flexible europe and a europe where we see regulations come off. but the view of the party opposite is sit back, do nothing and never listen to the british >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. watch any time at c-span.org, where you can find video asked by ministers questions and other are just public affairs programs. >> this ev
, money, energy, and one of the things that made this campaign unique was the degree of investment and ownership people had in this common object of hours. you understood this was not just about the candidate. not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we are willing to fight to make sure those values live, not just for today, but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that, when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves forward. that is part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. yesterday americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. what the inauguration reminds us of is the role we have as fellow citizens. the sense that there is something larger than ourselves. that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this years inauguration is our people and our future. throughout my career, that has always given me energy
, challenging issues that are facing each of your cities and towns, energy, infrastructure, budgets, finances, crime. and i want you to know that we, the president and i, and the important part of that is the president, continues to be absolutely committed to do all we can to help the cities deal with the immense problems that get thrust upon them as a consequence of diminished tax bases, as a consequence of housing, a significant portion of the public and the states that are in the most need. we are committed to having a third phase of the so-called big deal in the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop. the economy in great shape and move toward a balanced budget. it started off in three phases. it started off with president bush's actions, the first president bush in terms of taxation before president clinton took office. and then the actions the president took in 1994 and then in 1997. well, we think there is a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt to g.d.p., our
with the energy -- and help something like 80,000 houses a year, this new plan could help up to 230 thousand houses. that is what we are doing. it is a record we should be proud of. >> 90 mr. speaker. and prime minister should know that the os of recently released figures, 24,000 cold- weather deaths, the majority of those who perished were over the age of 75. does he think his government should do more to help the elderly and vulnerable and less to help millionaires with tax cut question mark >> we are doing more to help the elderly. a record increase in the basic state pension. bigger than what the party opposite would have done with their roles. keeping the cold weather payments at the higher level. the last rt only introduced before the election. keeping our promise. taking all of those steps and making sure that energy companies will have to put people on the lowest. that is a record we should be proud of. >> my constituency is enduring something hideous. thanks to the european union. with my right honorable friend remind us that the british economy -- businesses far less able to cope w
for america, we have passed good energy legislation, good budgeting legislation. we set priorities for the nation, but yet they failed to go anywhere in the senate. and with that, i yield to mr. huelskamp. >> thank you, congressman duncan. i agree with all your comments and we might come to a little different vote tomorrow on where we head and then frankly, we have to have a budget. but raising the debt ceiling for a budget to be named later is to me something i won't be able to vote for, but we are trying to understand that we have a sequester. but the resequencing issue is interesting and only in washington could that be a word, where we are trying to resequence what is going on here. one thing i remain concerned about, after two years up here, washington is broke and dysfunctional. it is dysfunctional when the president is going to be late in his budget. $50 billion in spending. most of which won't be spent until 2015 and i'll just say when i visit with constituents at home, this is the worst they have come to expect from washington, when the dust settles at the end of the day,
that people wante. i introduced the mid-atlantic jobs act 2012. it opens up coastal virginia energy for energy exploration and harvesting. it would create 18,000 jobs. we're blessed with an abundance of natural resources in our country. we create tremendous employment and opportunity for inner-city kids that are hurting so badly. i and intent on the full fabric of our community crossing the finish line. that means great schools and good roads. there is one thing standing in the way of us moving forward with coastal virginia energy and that is the obama administration with secretary salazar. we need to diversify our local economy in virginia. i hope we can work with both of our senators to get this done. host: we are talking with representative scott rigell. this is a headline in "the washington post." she talks about a new freshman class of republicans and your class as well that had been a headache for the speaker. there will be a test on tuesday. where do you come down on this? guest: i think we have been good for the speaker. i am not dodging the questione. everybody needs to shoot straight
, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on earth. the price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price. it is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. it is time for us to realize that we're too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. we're not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. i do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. i do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. so, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. and let us renew our faith and our hope. we have every right to dream heroic dreams. those who say that we
are getting a good deal in terms of energy prices. that is why we're going to be legislating to make companies put people on the lowest available tariffs. that is something that undecided of the house we're doing which will help all families. >> as a diabetic can i welcome the fact that last year the prime minister lit up number 10 for the first time on world diabetes day? one-third of all the prime minister leaders have got either, are either obese or their overweight. yet they consume cans of coke and pepsi that contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar. what steps is the prime minister imposing to take to engage manufacturers in the war against sugar? if we don't act now, the next generation will be overwhelmed by diabetes epidemic. >> i think the right honorable friend is absolutely right to raise this issue. it is one of the biggest health challenges that we face in our country, a public health challenge that we face. he's right to highlight the problem of excessive eating of sugar. that is why we challenge business to a responsibility deal to try to reduce levels of sugar, and that has had
. the path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult, but america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and industry. we must claim its promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national presence of forests and waterways, snow-capped peaks, crop lands. and how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by god. that is what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. host: the wall street journal on climate change has this. in flushing, new york, an independent. how are you? caller: good morning. i liked his speech, because it was different from the last one, because it concentrated on how to make america a better country rather than being the military police for the world. he was tempted to talk about north africa and al qaeda and all these things, but he wants to make america stronger. cost is too much. america is not respected, even spending all this money. how to make america big and strong, how to teach our kids, how to respect peop
system and allow us to speak to the needs of manufacturing, because many are energy-intensive operations and need to be energy efficient so utilizing energy and build into the equation and also innovation, so doing things in a smarter fashion, and able to compete at the international level for jobs, because as we land those contracts with improved operations, that means more american jobs. and that approach, that cutting-edge thinking that enables us to maintain that sense of productivity and our intellectual capacity as a nation and takes the research that we should invest into and allows us to translate that research into jobs. so there are these dynamics of change and reform that can be brought into the discussions here as we go forward, and that will speak, i think, to the vitality, the economic vitality of this nation and the growth of jobs that i think are significant, that are long-lasting and bring us into a sophisticated thinking, which this american society is very capable of doing. mr. garamendi: last year, you and i talked in the last congress, which was last year, you and i
and towns, energy, infrastructure, budgets, finances, crime. and i want you to know that we, the president and i, and the important part of that is the president, continues to be absolutely committed to do all we can to help the cities deal with the immense problems that get thrust upon them as a consequence of diminished tax bases, as a consequence of housing, a significant portion of the public and the states that are in the most need. we are committed to having a third phase of the so-called big deal in the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop. the economy in great shape and move toward a balanced budget. it started off in three phases. it started off with president bush's actions, the first president bush in terms of taxation before president clinton took office. and then the actions the president took in 1994 and then in 1997. well, we think there is a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt to g.d.p., our deficit to g.d.p. down around 3%, which is the basis o
provide cheap energy for louisiana and the rest of the country. host: a gorgeous day to be at the national mall, a tweet. it is a busy day here at the nation posted it -- nation's capital. the parade tomorrow afternoon. there will be official balls taking place at the washington convention center, including the commander in chief culpriball. our cameras will be there into the evening to show you what is happening. a caller on our line for democrats. caller: i want to say thank you to president obama and first lady michelle and still and joe biden. -- jill and joe biden. i am so proud of them for their hard work. i volunteered and 2008 during the democratic convention. i volunteered during president obama's campaign. this is one of the proudest moments of my life, to see the country coming together. so many different cultures, so many different people taking part in the country. i think this is a great day for america. host: next, a call from oklahoma city. caller: i was wondering how race played a part in this election. it seems that the racial tensions are starting to grow. i am afraid to
out. host: our caller but up solyndra, looking at the president's promises regarding energy. guest: a lot of that was included in the stimulus bill. a big grab bag, $77 billion of goodies that included many things foraenergy and the environment. i know that a lot were included in the economic stimulus bill. host: is president of? making fewer promises that he was initially? -- is president obama making fewer promises than initially? guest: absolutely. the 2012 campaign was a campaign of attacks. when we look back at the moments of the campaign, as you look at the debates and what they were saying on the campaign trail of what they were saying in commercials, they spent so much of the time attacking each other. relatively little laying out their agenda in any detail. this was one of the hardest to fact check. mitt romney did not provide details about the tax plan. obama spent some time attacking mitt romney that there were just some many fewer promises made. there was less of an agenda. host:the score coard looks at 500 promises made by obama. he has made progress on 73% of them. t
on energy. we will go from an important country to exporting. our cost of energy for as far as i can see will be the lowest in the world and will change the whole dynamic of our markets and how we produce and how productive we are and how we grow as a society, but that is only part of it. we're still the place for all the great ideas come from. whether it is apple, facebook, for my part of the country for we are producing breakthroughs in medical technology. we are a place of massive liquidity. america is still inherently entrepreneurial. we still have people willing to take risks for the opportunity for themselves and the people they employ. the one thing that makes people concerned is our fiscal house, and the fact that we are on a totally unsustainable path, and that if we stay of this path we will essentially bankrupt our future and our children's future and reduce our standard of living. how do we resolve this? how do we get the one deal, as the foreign minister of australia said? it appears the big bang approach, which was a comprehensive agreement that we put together by the congr
many. each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. these are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. less measurable, but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land. a nagging fear that america owes the decline is inevitable, but the next generation must lower its sights. today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time, that know this, america -- they will be met. [cheers and applause] on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of her pace over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. that time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. to choose our better history, to carry forward that righteous gift,
energy. what to do find overall? guest: a lot of that area was included in the economic stimulus bill. it was a big grab bag, $787 billion of goodies that included many things for energy and the environment. i don't recall offhand the overall ratings for energy but i know a lot were included in the economic stimulus bill. host: is president obama making fewer promises that he was initially? guest: absolutely, the 2012 campaign was a campaign of attacks. when we look back at the moments of the campaign, as you look at the debates, what they were sitting on the campaign trail, what they were saying in commercials -- they spent some months of the time attacking each other and relatively little really laying out their agenda in any detail. particularly, mitt romney did not provide any details about his tax plan but even obama spent some much time attacking the romney that there were fewer promises made. there was less of an agenda. host: one last look at theobameter - he has made progress on 73% of his promises. thank you for being here this morning. coming up next is our regular america
energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. these are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. less measurable, but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land. a nagging fear that america owes the decline is inevitable, but the next generation must lower its sights. today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time, that know this, america -- they will be met. [cheers and applause] on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of her pace over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. that time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. to choose our better history, to carry forward that righteous gift, that noble idea passed on from generation to generation, the god-give
and the senator from the commonwealth of massachusetts. >> i am cleric paschal -- claire mccaskill. the energy in this room is amazing. i am taking it with me. i will draw upon it many times over the next six years when there are tough votes ahead. many people heard of todd a a senator or as statewide official. i was the doctor of the first woman elected to the council in the town -- daughter of the first woman ever elected to the council the town ichor up in. i knew what it took. it was not a mystery. willing to take risks and hard work. before anyone had heard of todd akin, she said she could not win. the terrain is too tough in a red stain like missouri. of-- state like misery. i said i have a plan. they did not listen. many did not return my calls. then there was emily's list. they listened. they returned my calls. stephanie and her team of hundreds and thousands of women across the country said we support what you are doing. we understand your plan. they got it. if this helps the extreme type a and when the republican primary that could be a gift for every candidates in the country by exp
but no one can ignore drought and powerful storms. a path toward sustainable energy sources will be long and difficult. america cannot resist this transition. we must lead it. we cannot see the technology that will power new jobs and industries. we must claim it promises. that is how we will claim our vitality peart our forests and waterways, are snowcapped peaks. that is how we will change our planet. that is what will end to our creed. we the people still believe that in during security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. our brave men and women in uniform, it tempered by the flames of battle are unmatched in skills and courage. our citizens, feared by the memory of those who have lost know too well the price that is paid for liberty. this will keep a vigilant against those that would do us harm. we are heirs to those who won the people. we must carry those lessons into this time as well. we will defend our people and uphold our values through strengths of arms and rule of law. we will show courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peaceably not because
energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. but america cannot resist this transition, we must lead it. we cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. that's how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure -- our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. that is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by god. that's what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. (applause) our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. (applause) our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. the knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. but we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war; who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends -- and we must carry those
further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. these are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. less measurable, but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land. a nagging fear that america owes the decline is inevitable, but the next generation must lower its sights. today i say to you that the challenges we face are real. they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time, that know this, america -- they will be met. [cheers and applause] on this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of her pace over conflict and discord. on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that far too long have strangled our politics. we remain a young nation, but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. that time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit. to choose our better history, to carry forward that righteous gift, that noble idea passed o
been the last few years. the energy industry in the u.s. is looking much stronger. consumers are more optimistic. university of michigan publishes the index of consumer sentiment, which is one of the very best guides to how consumers are feeling. as long as the fiscal policy and thing is too messed up, consumers seem to be little bit more upbeat. so there are some positives. but i want to be clear that, while we have made some progress, it is still quite a ways to go before we are where we would be satisfied. >> well, let me shift gears a little. certainly, as you know, there are some very vocal critics of fed policy. i wonder what you might say to those who argued that the policy that has maintained interest rates at such low levels has taken some of the pressure off of congress to try to address these fiscal challenges and that the massive asset purchases have created extremely high risks for future inflation. >> the critics are on both sides. give the other guys a chance. [laughter] >> i will get there. >> you'll get their later? >> i'll give them a chance. >> let me first say that
possible and successful. it was a herculean effort and i am most grateful to the time and energy people put into this. this was not a scheduled conference. this was not something that was planned months in advance, but rather something that was pulled together in short notice over the last three weeks because we felt the important to contribute to this very important debate. i want to take this opportunity to thank new york mayor michael bloomberg, maryland governor michael o'malley and all presenters for their willingness to come together on short notice to take part in this important event. i am now pleased to introduce members of our faculty who organized the conference and presented research. i want to first introduced daniel webster and jan vernick, co-editors of the book will make this event possible, i also pleased that dr. coleen berry from department of health policy management at the bluebird school, who also has a very important survey findings to share, will also be on the podium with me. i will turn it over to daniel webster. >> thank you very much, and thank you for your extra
. -- on the economy that they have been in the last few years. energy. consumers are more optimistic. the university of michigan publishes the index of consumer sentiment, one of the very best guides on how consumers are feeling. as long as the fiscal policy get too messed up, the consumers seem to be a little bit more upbeat. so there are some positives. but i want to be clear that, while we have made some progress, there is still quite a ways to go before we will be satisfied. >> as you well know, there are some very vocal critics of fed policy. i wonder what you might say to those who argue that. for example, the policy of maintaining interest rates at such low levels, that has taken some of the pressure off congress to address these fiscal tone descent the best of the asset purchases have greeted extremely high risk, perhaps under-appreciated risk for future inflation. >> there are critics on both sides, you know. you should give the other guys a chance. [laughter] >> i will get their leader. let me first say that, as we think about the cost and risk of a policy, which is also think about what w
powerful idea. i am emily. [applause] >> i am clear mccaskill. -- claire. the energy in this room is amazing. i am taking it with me. i'm putting it in my pocket. i will draw upon it many times of the next six years when there is tough votes ahead. before anyone had ever heard of todd akin, before i was a statewide elected official, before i was a district attorney, i was the daughter of the first woman elected to the city council in the town i grew up in. [applause] i knew what it took to get elected. it was not magical mystery. it was being willing to take risks and hard work. before anyone had ever heard of todd akin, the know what all's in this town said, she cannot win. the terrain is to toss in a red states like missouri. the eyes said, wait, wait. i've got a plan. i can do this. wait. ien i said -- wait, have a plan. then there was emily's list. they listened. they returned my calls. stephanie and her team of hundreds of thousands of women across this country said we support what your doing. we understand your plan. they got it. my campaign helped against the extreme todd a
work. we've got to reach for energy independence. we've got to reform our immigration system. we've got to give our children the best education possible, and we've got to do everything we can to protect them from the horrors of gun violence. and let me say i'm grateful to vice president biden for his work on this issue of gun violence and for his proposals, which i'm going to be reviewing today and i will address in the next few days and i intend to vigorously pursue. so, with that, i'm going to take some questions. with'm going to start julie pace of ap. and i want to congratulate julie for this new, important job. >> thank you very much. >> yes. >> i wanted to ask about gun violence. today marks the one-year -- or one-month anniversary of the shooting in newtown, which seemed to generate some momentum for reinstating the assault weapons ban. but there's been fresh opposition to that ban from the nra. and even harry reid has said that he questions whether it could pass congress. given that, how hard will you push for an assault weapons ban? and if one cannot pass congress, what other m
each of your cities and towns, energy, infrastructure, budgets, finances, crime. and i want you to know that we, the president and i, and the important part of that is the president, continues to be absolutely committed to do all we can to help the cities deal with the immense problems that get thrust upon them as a consequence of diminished tax bases, as a consequence of housing, a significant portion of the public and the states that are in the most need. we are committed to having a third phase of the so-called big deal in the budget. we're of the view that just as it took during the clinton administration, it didn't happen in one fell swoop. the economy in great shape and move toward a balanced budget. it started off in three phases. it started off with president bush's actions, the first president bush in terms of taxation before president clinton took office. and then the actions the president took in 1994 and then in 1997. well, we think there is a third phase here that can set our country on a path that will allow us to get our debt to g.d.p., our deficit to g.d.p. down around 3
] is a prettyt powerful idea. i am emily. [applause] >> i am claire mccaskill. [applause] the energy in this room is amazing. i am taking it with me. i will draw upon it many times over the next six years when there are tough votes ahead. many people heard of todd akin before i was a senator or a statewide official. i was the daughter of the first woman ever elected to the council in the town i grew up in. [applause] i knew what it took. it was not a mystery. it was willing to take risks and hard work. before anyone had heard of todd akin, she said she could not win. the terrain is too tough in a red a state like missouri. i said i have a plan. they did not listen. many did not return my calls. then there was emily's list. they listened. they returned my calls. stephanie and her team of hundreds and thousands of women across the country said we support what you are doing. we understand your plan. they got it. if this helps the extreme type a and when the republican primary that could be a gift for every candidates in the country by exposing his extreme views to the united states of america. it wo
-- guest: it is a subject that should be looked at. the house energy and commerce committee is going to be taking a look at the mental health aspects of this, as well as other committees like the judiciary committee. certainly i would like to know more about what' drugs do to prevent iraq behavior, but if this individual believed -- prevent iraqi behavior, but if this individual believes they can cause these problems, we should be looking at that as well. host: tennessee. caller: i believe that any order aaimed at guns is always ended a law-abiding citizens. ithis administration flooded the market with guns for criminals and it seems like he wants to control this country. one other comment i could make -- i heard that he will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement. i remember that during the gulf war, saddam hussein surrounded himself with children, too, and that was a chilling video. those children were scared to death. thank you very much. guest: the caller makes a good point with regard to focusing on criminals. unfortunately, the bureau of alcohol, firearms is i
career, what has always given me energy, hope is that good and decent and resilience and strong the american people are. the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. i believe that when our people are succeeding, when they have the tools they need to get a grade education, get a good job, look after their kids, have some basic security, that there is nothing that can stop america. two figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of wher
and reached for energy independence, reformed immigration system. we have to give our children the best education possible and do everything we can to protect them from the horrors of gun violence. i am grateful to vice president biden for his work on this issue of gun violence and for his proposals, which i will review later today and address in the next few days and intend to vigorously review. with that, i will take some questions. i will start with julie pace of ap and want to congratulate her for this new, important job. >> i wanted to ask about gun violence. today marks the one month anniversary of the shooting, which seemed to generate momentum for the assault weapons ban. there has been at fresh opposition from the nra and even harry reid questions whether it can pass congress. how hard would you push for assault weapons ban, and if one cannot pass congress, what other measures would need to be included in a broad package in order to probe of gun violence successfully. >> the vice-president and a number of members of my cabinet went through a very thorough process over the past
of energy and the fact the country is probably will have and have access to more energy than anyone else, you will see manufacturing jobs coming back to the united states. i think right now there is a couple of million people we could hire if they have the skills, if they had the education, if they had some of the other requirements to fitting into a high performance economy. it is hard to explain. how can you have that need? you also heard the store the other day, they are drilling for a lot of oil in north dakota. not a lot of people want to move there. it is a complicated issue. >> you also mentioned senator rubio. what about the house? are there any republicans who are champions for this? what kind of indication you get they are willing to pick this up? >> just about every issue that comes to the congress, and it is not going to happen. we have seen a lot of leadership in the house in the last session. we believe there is a growing number of people that would like to resolve this issue. this is a matter of the snowball going downhill. you start rolling and it gets bigger and bigger.
% is used to help with schools and poor people and the last 20% is used to develop renewable energy sources. host: thanks for the call from new jersey. we reflect on the words of dwight eisenhower in his fair well address. the question we are asking the role in government in solving america's problems. his farewell address on january 17, 1961 included advice to the country saying the government cannot solve all of the nation's problems. he also talked about america's military industrial complex. here is more from his farewell address. >> in the councils of government we must guard against unwanted influence whether sought or unsought we the military industrial complex. the potential for the decastrouse rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. we should take nothing for granted. only knowledgeable sidry can compel the huge machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals. so let's secure liberty may prosper together. host: the comments of eisenhower in his farewell address. the wa
. frelinghuysen, the very capable and effective chairman of the energy and water development subcommittee, yield for a question? mr. frelinghuysen: i yield to you. pleasure. mr. young: despite my earlier comments, i'm concerned that the flood control and coastal emergency funds appropriated by our committee in previous acts are still available for other emergency needs that occurred prior to sandy, and i would appreciate the gentleman's responsible to that. . mr. frelinghuysen: these are funds we believe that are required to respond to emergency needs for the army corps of engineers related to hurricane sandy. by appropriating these funds for this direct purpose, other prior appropriated emergency funds for the corps should remain available for other needs in accordance with the direction provided by those previous acts. mr. young: mr. chairman, thank you very much for that clarification, and i yield back. mr. rogers: i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: i am very pleased to yield two minutes to the
and suicide. your comment. guest: i know the house energy and commerce committee will take a look at the mental health aspects of this as well as other committees like the judiciary committee and certainly i would like to know more about what drugs do to help prevent erratic behavior. but if this individual believes they can in some instances cause these problems, we should be looking at that as well. host: george in clarksville, tennessee, republican caller. caller: yes, hi. i just like to make a comment or two. i believe that any executive order regarding guns is always aimed at law-abiding citizens. this administration flooded the market with thousands of weapons for criminals and now it seems like he slowly wants to disarm our country. we can't control our borders. how will he -- i guess russian gun dealers are probably drooling. one other comment i'd like to make. he will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement. it seems like during the gulf war, saddam hussein surrounded himself with children and that was a chilling video. those children were scared to death
, historic and gave real energy to people who share this value system. so with that, mr. speaker, i have to curtail my hour and i'll yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. smith, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. smith: i thank the chair. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subject of my special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, 40 years ago today marks the u.s. supreme court's infamous reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists. 40 years of victims, dead babies, wounded women, shattered families. 40 years of government sanctions, violence against women and children. since 1973 more than 55 million children have been killed by abortion, a staggering loss of children's precious lives, a death toll that equates to the entire population of e
the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen, the very capable and effective chairman of the energy and water development subcommittee, yield for a question? mr. frelinghuysen: i yield to you. pleasure. mr. young: despite my earlier comments, i'm concerned that the flood control and coastal emergency funds appropriated by our committee in previous acts are still available for other emergency needs that occurred prior to sandy, and i would appreciate the gentleman's responsible to that. . mr. frelinghuysen: these are funds we believe that are required to respond to emergency needs for the army corps of engineers related to hurricane sandy. by appropriating these funds for this direct purpose, other prior appropriated emergency funds for the corps should remain available for other needs in accordance with the direction provided by those previous acts. mr. young: mr. chairman, thank you very much for that clarification, and i yield back. mr. rogers: i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: i a
Search Results 0 to 43 of about 44 (some duplicates have been removed)